PITTSBURGH, PA (November 8, 2021) Mayor William Peduto and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum today unveiled a new display recognizing notable Pittsburgh veterans on the Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The display stretches down the Boulevard from Grant Street to Commonwealth Place and features the images of Pittsburgh veterans from the Civil War through the present day. The display has been unveiled in advance of the City’s Veterans Day Parade on November 11th and the iconic roadway's 100th Anniversary next year.
"Pittsburgh has an incredible history of service to the country," said Mayor Peduto. "There is no better place to recognize these veterans than on the iconic Boulevard of the Allies. The individuals featured span generations of American history and many individuals represent diverse groups who were pioneers for women and people of color in uniformed service."
The Boulevard of the Allies serves as a memorial to all those who participated in the successful termination of the First World War. It was formally dedicated on what was then still known as Armistice Day, November 11, 1922. In addition to the recognition of Pittsburgh veterans, the Department of Mobility & Infrastructure has illuminated the dedication pillars at Grant Street. The pillars were designed by renowned local sculptor Frank Vittor and feature the allegorical figures of victory, strength, and liberty. The ramp leading to the pillars features their dedicatory inscription and the flags of the Principal Allied Powers: the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the United States of America.
“Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is proud to collaborate with the City on this endeavor," said Tim Neft, Soldiers & Sailors Vice President & Director of Museum Education. "Our team has researched and selected 34 remarkable veterans from the Pittsburgh community. These individuals are all inductees in the Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor at Soldiers & Sailors which honors veterans, living and deceased, for valor 'above and beyond the call of duty' while in action against the enemy. They truly represent the very best of our city.”
The Pittsburgh veterans selected from the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum’s Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor who are featured on the Boulevard of the Allies are:
|Rank||First Name||Last Name||Branch||War|
|Colonel||Walter Joseph||Marm||U.S. Army||Vietnam|
|Major General||Francis||Herron||U.S. Army||Civil War|
|Lance Corporal||William||Prom||U.S. Marine Corps||Vietnam|
|Colonel||James||Schnoonmaker||U.S. Army||Civil War|
|First Lieutenant||Walter||Will||U.S. Army||WWII|
|Technical Sergeant||Charles||Kelly||U.S. Army||WWII|
|First Sergeant||Alexander||Kelly||U.S. Army||Civil War|
|Corporal||William||Morgan||U.S. Marine Corps||Vietnam|
|First Lieutenant||Benjamin||Praeger||U.S. Army||WWI|
|Second Lieutenant||Michael||Hritsik||U.S. Army||WWII|
|First Lieutenant||Christian||Herron||U.S. Army||WWII|
|Lieutenant Colonel||Murray||Shubin||U.S. Air Force||WWII|
|Second Lieutenant||Joseph||Terry||U.S. Army||WWII|
|Sergeant||Robert||Bock||U.S. Marine Corps||Korea|
|Specialist Four||Vinture||Sciarretti||U.S. Army||Vietnam|
|First Lieutenant||Allan||Moses||U.S. army||WWII|
|Private First Class||Charles||Raiford||U.S. Army||Vietnam|
|Specialist Four||George||Rose||U.S. Army||Vietnam|
|Master Sergeant||Pasquale||Papalia||U.S. Army||Vietnam|
|Lieutenant Commander||Joseph||Breslove||U.S. Naval Reserves||WWII|
|Lance Corporal||Clement||Johnson||U.S. Marine Corps||Vietnam|
|First Lieutenant||Anthony||Morrison||U.S. Marine Corps||Korea|
|Staff Sergeant||Daniel||Murphy||U.S. Marine Corps||Korea|
|Major||Teresa||James||U.S. Air Force||WWII|
|Vivandiere||Marie||Tepe Leonard||U.S. Army||Civil War|